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Mitsubishi Vietnam recalls more than 300 vehicles

The recall involves three faults in three vehicle models with different faults including the fuel pump, handbrake and airbag inflator.

Fuel pump error

There are 90 Outlander vehicles affected in this million, manufactured in the period May-July 2019. On affected vehicles, the fuel pump inside the fuel tank may stop working, resulting in the inability to start the engine or the engine stalling during operation.

The Outlander model is involved in the recall. Image: Duc Huy

The cause was determined to be that the impeller inside the fuel pump could be inflated, causing it to touch the surrounding parts of the pump body and lead to the fuel pump stopping to rotate, which in turn could not start. motor or motor stops working.

This is an error that is too familiar to Vietnamese customers. Fuel pump supplier Denso (Japan) has caused a series of car manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda, Ford, Mazda, and Mitsubishi to go to fix the problem.

Handbrake error

The recall concerns 218 imported Outlander and Outlander Sport vehicles manufactured in 2016. In affected vehicles, when parking on a steep hill using the handbrake, a vehicle’s downhill descent may occur. The brakes are not held sufficiently, thus causing an accident.

The cause was determined to be due to the improper anti-rust coating of the parking brake shaft, poor sealing performance of the dust cover, leading to water penetration and rust. After a period of continuous use, rust will corrode the inside and cause the shaft to get stuck, leading to reduced braking force when parking.

Airbag pump assembly error

Only four vehicles are affected in this recall, including the 1998 Mitsubishi Colt and the 1998-1999 Mitsubishi Pajero. In affected vehicles, the airbag inflator assembly manufactured by Takata from 1995-1999 is likely to have a defect resulting in delayed detonation in the event of a collision, endangering passengers.

These airbag inflators will be replaced to ensure the safety of passengers during operation.

Currently, all three faults have not recorded any casualties. The above errors are also replaced and repaired by Mitsubishi for free in 1-1.5 hours (depending on the error). The expected recall period is from May 24, 2021 to May 23, 2023. For non-genuine imported cars, customers can still come to check and if the car is on the global Mitsubishi recall list, it will be replaced by the company like genuine cars.

Doan Dung


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